Your story really is amazing and yet heartbreaking. I could actually feel the pain you went through, even though I’ve never been through it. Your style of writing certainly added to my feelings. It also made me more aware of how and what to say or do to someone – something as simple as a hug or asking “What can I do to help you?” Through all the struggles and heartache you never gave up on your faith in God that is amazing!”
I don’t typically do something like this, but I felt compelled to share with you perhaps because your story really touched me and after reading it I felt like I knew you through your story. I also live nearby and grew up in the area in New Hampshire. I saw a post on a local social media page a few weeks ago advertising the upcoming release of your book, Mustard Seed Faith, and I immediately added it to my Amazon cart, anxiously awaiting until 5/21. I finished the book in two nights of receiving it! A little side note, I’m a teacher and love reading and sharing children’s literature, but it takes a really good book for me to read something that quickly for pleasure outside of work. I wanted to personally thank you for sharing your heart felt story and life experiences in the book. Your story spoke to me and tugged at my heartstrings big time. The timing of reading this book in my own life couldn’t have been more perfect, coincidence or not. My husband and I have been dealing with infertility for the last few years while trying a couple different fertility treatments leading up to our next steps where we will try our first IVF cycle this summer. As we both know there is nothing one can do to plan ahead for dealing with the ups and downs involved with infertility. At times over the last few years we’ve felt alone and isolated from friends and family not for lack of support from them, but because we’ve kept our journey pretty private by choice. Your book has given be a new sense of hope and restored my faith. I admire you for your strength and strong faith despite all the ups and downs in your story. You have a beautiful family and your kids and family are lucky to have you. I can only hope that I am able to emulate that strength and faith as I continue my journey to having children. Thanks for allowing me to share.
Mustard Seed Faith is Bethanee Syversen’s powerful book of hope, disappointment, joy and faith as she and her family traveled the long road through infertility and failed adoptions. It’s a beautiful portrait of the faithfulness of God to this family as moment by moment they yielded their wills to His will and His plan in spite of those who just couldn’t understand their continual pursuit of the dream He had given them. I cannot adequately express the power of this book to encourage anyone to believe God for what He has promised even when it looks like He can no longer be heard or found. This book goes beyond the boundaries of infertility and adoption and will encourage you on in your walk with the Lord.”
“I just finished your book as a adoptive momma and woman with infertility your book was amazing. I resonated with SO much of it. As a relatively newer follower of Jesus I thrives on your discussions and accounts of God and how he showed up and taught you many lessons. I can’t wait to go back and write down many of the verses you shared. Thank you for sharing your journey. I’d love to continue to follow your inspiration and your love for Jesus.”
“My heart was breaking and rejoicing for you and even feeling an ounce of that empathy brought me to tears. I am in awe of your perseverance and love.”
“It’s beautiful. I know this book is going to bless a lot of people. It sure blessed me.”